The second ball of the season of the Family
Circle Dancing Class was given at Delmonico's last
night. Selected as its members are from "The
Patriarchs," the Germans of this organization are
still more select than those of "The Patriarchs,"
and tickets of admission are sought after with great
eagerness. The number, however, is limited to 225,
with about 50 guests from out of town in addition.
The applications of at least 150 people had to be
refused in the present case. The ball began at 11
o'clock, and soon after that hour the scene in the
upper part of the building was a very brilliant one.
A large number of people were present from Boston,
Philadelphia, and Baltimore. The toilets were for
the most part Parisian. Landers furnished two bands.
At 12 o'clock supper was served in the upper room. A
feature of the menu was the abandonment of salmon
and the introduction of truffled turkey, a Parisian
At 12:30 o'clock the cotillion was begun, led by Mr.
C.R. Hone, who danced with Mrs. S.S. Rowland. On
their right were Mr. Ward McAllister and Mrs. J.
Lawrence Lee, and on their left, Mr. Delancey Kane
and Mrs. John Steward, Jr.
Although the floral decorations of the rooms were
not so elaborate as on some other occasions, more
beautiful bouquets have seldom been carried by
ladies at a ball. Orders for an unusual number were
given, and no means were spared to effect the
handsomest possible combination of the rich and
rare. One of the most beautiful carried by Miss
Lanier, was made of English daffodils and violets.
Miss Vanderbilt carried a bouquet of Jacqueminot and
Marechal Neil roses. Miss Astor's was of Sofrano
roses with a border of violets, Mrs. Nelson carried
one of Jacqueminot roses and lilacs arranged in two
half blocks. Miss Pell's bouquet was almost entirely
of violets, only a few Jacqueminot roses being
placed on one side. Another pretty one was made of
Nephites roses and lilies of the valley, and others
were in blocks of two or m ore varieties of roses.
All were of very large size. Miss Lauier carried
also a handsome floral fan, which was universally
admired. The back was of delicate ferns, the border
of lilies of the valley, the centre of Jacqueminot
roses and pansies, with a row of forget=me-nots
underneath, finishing in a cluster of Marechal Neil
roses, with a bunch of other roses pendant from the
Among those present from abroad were Mr. Seymour
Wynne Finch of the Royal Horse Guards; the Marquis
San Margano, Mr. J. de Cossio, Baron Blanc, and Mr.
William C.Maxwell, of England. From Boston there
were Mrs. Thomas Perkins and Miss Perkins, Mrs.
Mason and Miss Mason, Mrs. Peabody, Miss Lawrence,
Miss Grant, Mr. Edward Everett, Mr. Frederick Grant,
Mr. Frederick Amory, Miss Gordon, and Mrs. Fenno.
From Philadelphia and Baltimore were Mr. Alexander
Brown, Mrs. Macfavish and Miss Mactavish. Mrs.
Gracie and the Misses Carroll. Among those from this
city were Miss May Duncan, Mr. Alexander Duncan, Mr.
and Mrs. G.A. Robbins, and Miss Robbins, Mr. William
Cutting, Mr. Walker Smith, Mr. Charles Lanier and
Miss Lanier. Mr. Ralph N. Ellis, Mr. August Belmont
Jr., Mr. L C. Hamersly, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Goelet,
the Misses Tuckerman, Mr. Lispenard Stewart, Miss
Mary R. Stewart, Mr. and Mrs. Columbus Iselin, Mr.
and Mrs. Ogden Goelet, Mr. F.K. Sturgis, Miss Cora
Smith, Mr. Peter Marie, the Misses Marie, Mr. Gould
H. Redmond, Mr. and Mrs. Pierre Lorillard, Mrs.
Torrance, Miss Torrance, Mrs. Maturin Livingston.
Miss Livingston, Mr. Martin Van Buren, Mr. Lorillard
Spencer, Mr. F.K. Pendleton, Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius
Vanderbilt, Mr. John L. Cadwallader, Mr. John G.
Hecksher, Mr. Legrand Cannon, Mr. Oakley
Rhinelander, Mr. J.T. Harriman, Mr. and Mrs. William
Rhinelander Stewart, Miss Sibyl Kane, Mr. Nicholson
Kane, Miss Kate Bulkeler, Mr. and Mrs. Byram K.
Stevens, Mr. Sidney J. Colford, Mr. William R.
Travers, Jr., Mrs. Julian James, Mr. F. Gerhard, Mr.
H.J. Hoffman, Mr. and Mrs. George Henry Warren, Mr.
T. Maitland, Mrs. Gardner Sherman, Mrs. Blake, the
Messrs. Emmett, Gen. George B. McClellan and Miss
McClellan, Mrs. William Morgan, Mr. and Mrs. Manton
Marble, Miss Lambard, Mr. J.R. Moore, Mr. and Mrs.
J.B. Potter, Mr. Walter Kingsland, Mr. F. Sheldon,
Mr. and Mrs. E.A. Post and Miss Post, Mr. J.H.
Hamersly, Mr. R. Mortimer, Jr., Mr. J. Sargent Cram,
Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Roosevelt, Lieut. Michler, Mr.
Center Hitchcock, Miss Augusta Schack, Miss Emily
Pell, Mr. Henry B. Livingston, Mr. Frank Griswold,
Mr. Lloyd Aspinwall, Jr., Mr. S. S. Howland, Jr.,
Miss May Appleton, Mr. B. Wells, Jr., Miss Wells,
Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd S. Bryce, the Misses Remsen, Miss
Work, Mr. Gerard L. Hoyt, Miss Gandy, Mr. Gould
Hoyt, Jr., Mr. G. Redmond, Miss Rutherford, the
Misses Rives, Mr. and Mrs. Cavendish Bentinck, Mr.
Kerrick Riggs, Mr. and Mrs. F. Nelson, Miss Leroy,
Mr. Henry Hoyt, Mr. August Schermerhorn, Miss
Griswold, Miss V. Potter, Mr. Harry Oelrichs, and
Mrs. Charles Emmett.
Among the handsomest toilets of the evening were
those worn by Mrs. F.S.G. D'Hauteville, Mrs.
Wetmore, Mrs. Rentinck, Mrs. Coleman Drayton, Mrs.
William Astor, Miss Oothout, the Misses Jerome, Mrs.
Steward, Mrs. Howland, Miss Livingston, Miss Bessie
Morgan, Mrs. Kane, Mrs. Lee, Mrs. Redmond, Mrs.
Francklyn, Mrs. Nelson, Mrs. Remsen, Mrs. Oothout,
Mrs. F.R. Rives, Mrs. Paran Stevens, Mrs. Pierpont
Morgan, and Mrs. J. Coleman Drayton. Carriages were
ordered at 2 a.m. The next ball, under the same
auspices, takes place on Feb. 28.